Hat tip: SarahPAC
Hat tip: SarahPAC
What follows is the monologue from today’s Roderic Deane Show:
The Reagan Library is a short drive north of LA. From where I was staying near Marina Del Rey, it was only about 50 miles or so to Simi Valley, the home of the library. Since I decided to visit on a Friday, the traffic was tolerable, despite the fact that it was Labor Day weekend.
As you move out of the Los Angeles area, you realize how arid that part of California truly is…and hilly! Coming from the Dallas area, the terrain was breathtaking. The highway meandered up, down and around the various hills. One thing that really struck me was how brown it was. Very little green could be seen for great distances and you quickly came to appreciate how important irrigation is to this part of California. Only the valleys have green areas, the hillsides and hilltops are virtually devoid of green vegetation. It helps you understand how much of a threat they live under with regard to wildfires. There’s certainly a lot of volatile tinder to burn!
All my friends know that I’m a huge Peyton Manning fan. Somehow, I missed this video. Enjoy! The NFL season is finally upon us!
Let’s go back 5 years today and revisit Governor Sarah Palin’s phenomenal speech at the GOP Convention.
When Secretary of State John Kerry referred to the use of chemical weapons in Syria as a “moral obscenity,” it was nice to hear him criticizing someone other than our own military personnel. It would also have been appropriate to hear him express similar outrage when Saddam Hussein was using similar weapons against the Iranians and against the Kurdish people in his own country but that didn’t happen. Of course, Kerry is right—it is an atrocity but it just the latest example of cultural devolution.
What do you make of a world when mothers will strap explosives to their children and then send them off to public places to be detonated? What do you make of a world where entire villages will be hacked to death with machetes? What do you make of a cause that severs the head of a journalist and then posts their grisly murder on YouTube? What do you make of the millions of lives aborted each year? What do you make of a group of teenagers that murder an innocent jogger because they were bored? What do you make of teenagers who beat an 88-year old veteran to death with flashlights? What do you make of teenagers who shoot a 13-month old baby to death in front of his mother? What do you make of young boys and girls who beat someone up and then post the video of their assault?
“No shirt, no shoes, no service”
“We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” Congress doesn’t have to represent their constituencies even though 61% of America oppose Obamacare’s individual mandate. Lawyers don’t have to represent a prospective client. Theaters don’t have to show films they don’t like. Companies don’t have to introduce a new product. Businesses have the ability to succeed or fail based on what they offer and who they seek as a customer base. When I was denied entrance to a restaurant because I wasn’t wearing a coat and tie, I went to another restaurant. When I was denied entrance to a night club because my date was wearing jeans, we went to another club. That’s no longer the way of the world.
I’ve been meaning to post this and thanks to Sarah Palin, I was reminded again. Enjoy!
This is such a great, albeit short speech, it deserves to be memorialized on this blog.
In the Sixties, a Trinidad dance craze briefly captured an American audience. In it, a bar was progressively lowered to see who could navigate beneath it without the use of hands. Chubby Checker, who popularized “The Twist,” also popularized the limbo catch phrase “How low can you go?” Today’s political activists are plumbing depths that would make limbo enthusiasts walk away shaking their heads.
My thoughts exactly!